Quote Originally Posted by smitty3268 View Post
I think it's 2020 or so. Quite a while. And I'm also pretty sure these patents are registered in Europe, so everyone who thinks this is a US only problem is wrong. I know some of the opengl patents are registered there anyway, if these aren't.
It isn't whether the patents are registered or not what's important. What's important is that European law doesn't (in principle) recognise software patents. That the European Patent Office grants those patents is irrelevant, the courts decide when the time comes.